Definitions for IRKɜrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to irritate, annoy, or exasperate.
Origin of irk:
1300–50; ME: to grow tired, tire < ON yrkja to work, c. OE wyrcan
irritate or vex
"It galls me that we lost the suit"
to irritate; annoy; bother
It irks me to do all this work and have someone destroy it.
Origin: From irken, from yrkja, from wurkijanan, from werǵ-. Cognate with yrkja, yrka, wyrcan, wyrcean. More at work.
to weary; to give pain; to annoy; -- used only impersonally at present
Translations for IRK
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any one section of mankind, having a particular set of characteristics which make it different from other sections
the Negro race; the white races; (also adjective) race relations.
- عِرْق، جِنْس بَشَريArabic
- raçaPortuguese (BR)
- rasa; rasovýCzech
- die Rasse; Rassen...German
- race; race-Danish
- φυλή, φυλετικόςGreek
- race; racialFrench
- razza, razzialeItalian
- 인종. 민족Korean
- bangsa, kaumMalay
- rasă; rasialRomanian
- rasa; rasovýSlovak
- 種族Chinese (Trad.)
- chủng ngườiVietnamese
- 种族Chinese (Simp.)
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